Soprano Highlight Map

In order to help viewers of HBO's Sopranos remember what happened in the story when it last aired nearly 2 years ago, HBO is teaming up with Google Maps and Deep Focus, an online marketing company, to show images and video footage from the last season. Using satellite images from Google, the map displays 15 icons that represent the locations where important points in last seasons storyline took place. When a user clicks on the icon the scene plays in a pop up window which also provides a description and list of characters. Apparently Google is allowing the use of the satellite images free of charge, possibly to highlight the first use of Google maps as a marketing device rather than just a way to find directions. While the New York Times article is short and contains only one image of the maps, the service looks interesting. Unfortunately we will have to wait until Monday to see the live service on hbo.com.